Allbooks Review May 2012 Newsletter

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SUCCESS STORIES

The Allbooks Review crew has been busy, congratulations to all.

Barbara Watkins (Allbooks Review reviewer) announces her latest horror release, ‘Six-Pack of Blood’ (co-author, Betty Dravis). Having some great success and it received an Honorary Horror Award from Zodiac Entertainment. As well, the great American film Director/Producer, Armand Mastroianni wrote the foreword for our book of horror. I invite you to take a look and see what others are saying.

http://www.amazon.com/Six-Pack-of-Blood-ebook/dp/B007Q7FG68/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335156506&sr=1-1

Jan Whitford (Allbooks Review reviewer) announces his latest mystery, Mystic Fear. Released by RealTime Publishing, Limerick Ireland.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=mystic+fear

Shirley A. Roe Allbooks Review Managing Editor and award winning author, announces the release of When Fate Steps In.

http://www.amazon.com/When-Fate-Steps-Shirley-Roe/dp/1849611505/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335177664&sr=8-1

FEATURE:
Improve Your Tweets

(Mari Smith @marismith)

#1: Share valuable content in your own voice
Do your best to craft your content tweets, @replies and promotional tweets all with a seamless style that matches your personality and/or brand.
Ideally, you want people to read your tweets and feel naturally compelled to click on your links and retweet you.
You just want to add value and have no agenda or attachment to “making the sale,” yet you’re strategic and mindful about how you tweet

#2: Use keywords in your tweets

Keywords have been and continue to be a relevant and driving force for web content (whether we’re talking about a website, blog post, Facebook update or a tweet). Keywords are the backbone of content.
So I’d have to say hands-down, my best Twitter marketing tip for business is to make a list of keywords that best describe your business and industry. Use these words as you compose your 140-character posts.
Think quality over quantity. Make every character and tweet count!

(Debbie Hemley, social media consultant and blogger)

#3: Share links to useful content
Sharing links to useful content is, statistically speaking, more effective at growing and retaining followers than “engaging” with them in conversation.
That’s not to say that conversations aren’t useful in helping people to like you, but if you want to grow your fan base, you need to share more links than you do @replies.

#4: Use search features to discover what your clients want
Use the search feature in a Twitter tool like HootSuite to watch for conversations about a problem your business can solve. It will give you insight into what is on your prospects’ minds and provide an open door for you to help them.
Try providing a link to a great article or video that answers their question. This one action could lead to an ongoing dialogue that in turn may lead to a customer relationship later.
Improve Your Networking

(Kristi Hines @kikolani)

#5: Connect with the right people and tweet with them

TIP

Query Letters: Jeff Rivera says, “You know when your query letter sucks when you say
‘Dear Agent.'” If you need to review query letter techniques since you
last followed a so – so template you found on the Web, crack open your
copy of The Frugal Editor (www.budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor) and turn to the
section where I talk about query letters and relate several top – flight
agents’ pet query letter peeves. Yes, there are also sample query letters
in the Appendix (along with the list of agents who said yes when I asked
to interview them), but I urge you not to religiously follow any template.
You’re the voice in your book and you should let it show through in your
query letter.

Allbooks Review INTERVIEW:

Please state your name and location. (city and State or Province, Country)
Tony Samara, London, UK

Tell us the title and publisher of your book:
Shaman’s Wisdom: Reclaim Your Lost Connection with the Universe, 2012 by Balboa Press

Tell us about yourself:
“I believe that we live at a very crucial moment in humanity’s transformation and I want you to move beyond the old paradigm and discover your power, your freedom.

I believe we are at a point of such transformation that we can no longer wait for someone else, or something else. I believe that we are creators and that everyone here is equal and part of that creation. I believe that God doesn’t live somewhere outside, that the Divine, meaning intelligence, freedom, is everywhere. You, me, we are connected.

I believe that we have to put things into practice. We can’t just sit and watch television or watch life, or watch a relationship and hope it gets better or wait for it to change.

I challenge you to step away from the sofa, where it is comfortable to watch TV, and to participate. It is a wonderful thing when we realize that we have this power, which is not of the ego, but is wisdom.”
Tony Samara

Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deeper than Words’ was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”.

This discovery eventually led him to the “Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, USA” where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” He had curiosity to explore further the essence of spirituality and thus went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe including a period of time spent with some highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains.

Now people from all over the world visit Tony Samara to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence.

His main countries of activity are in Europe yet with the assistance of the Internet is attracting a Global audience through frequent online interviews and live satsangs.

His function is as a Spiritual Teacher who encourages all to lead their lives actively in a noble way in order to realize the evolution of human consciousness.

Tony Samara is a mirror of what is possible, a shining reminder of the continuous possibility of being human.

The completely natural state of joy and wisdom experienced as the heart opens to life is the remarkable path he expounds. The path that is free for everyone to experience.

Verbal dialogue is not the essence of his teachings, but he explains in a direct and simple way that everyone can understand how each individual can practically integrate greater acceptance, peace and joy into their daily lives.

Tony teaches with humour, humility and with infinite patience, empowering the individual with courage, trust and inner strength to continue on this journey back into wholeness, a path that leads towards real freedom.

Like many spiritual teachers, Tony Samara is concerned with practical inner work and liberation. He teaches by personal example and instruction, guiding the seeker to realise bliss here and now, through growing spiritual awareness rather than mental effort.

Part of Tony’s teachings remind us that food and eating are fundamental to our inner well being, as well as to our physical health. He explains in his many programmes that the body is our temple and that the food we eat helps us to create a strong foundation that allows inner work and transformation to take place. He also explains that food is not just a physical substance which nourishes the body but that it also contains spiritual and emotional energy. Hence the importance of being conscious and taking the time to be present when we are eating and to become more sensitive to what will nourish our body, our temple rather than eat only what we feel like eating.

Tony also encourages a balanced vegetarian diet which includes organic products that are full of life force.

When was the book released?
Second Edition (current) – January 2012 as a amazon Kindle eBook and April 2012 as paperback and eBook with Balboa Press

First Edition – 2009 by Findhorn Press

Give us an overview of your book.
“SHAMAN’S WISDOM” presents in a simple and practical way, universal shamanic knowledge that Tony Samara learned and experienced throughout his path to initiation. From the consumption of food to working with dreams, the four elements and the cardinal points, the presentation of some respiratory and physical exercises which support spiritual development, as well as many other topics, this book reminds us of positive ancestral wisdoms, more useful than ever in today’s world. Help yourself to change your life for the better.

What inspired you to write this book?
As I truly feel that knowledge and wisdom come from a deep space of knowing and experience I feel it is truly valuable for everyone to receive this knowledge in the form of this interesting book so as to be able to bring more harmony and happiness into their everyday lives. For me writting this book is a way of me being of service and a way to give rather than to always wanting. I feel it is an amazing gift and adds true value to one’s life. By writing I hope to impart wisdom and knowledge that comes from the heart and that is deeper than words. A direct transmission of a totally natural experience connected to universal wisdom.

How is your book different from other books in this genre?
This book is unique as it is written by a Spiritual Master who is still alive today.

In practice and philosophically this book clarifies the mysteries that have been asked throughout the ages in a simple yet profound way that engages the reader to betterment of the self thus helping the betterment of humanity.

At this time when there is so much information available to people that can sometimes create an information overload it is refreshing to find the simplicity and honesty that is portrayed in this book.

Initial feedback about the manuscript is that beyond being engaging it seems to touch the heart and answer many questions directly related to issues that we are all facing today.

Where can people buy your book?
At the moment only on the several amazon website and soon in many other places as Balboa Press is going to distribute the book and eBook worldwide.

http://www.amazon.com/Shamans-Wisdom-Connection-Universe-ebook/dp/B006XTFUZM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1330772477&sr=1-1

Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?
Yes, in the end of 2012/beginning of 2013.

‘From The Heart’ and ‘Deeper Than Words’ are two other books that I have written and which are available on all amazon websites:

‘Deeper Than Words’ – in all amazon websites:

UK | Germany | USA | France | Italy | Spain | Japan | Canada

‘From The Heart’ – in all amazon websites:

UK | Germany | USA | France | Italy | Spain | Japan | Canada

If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?
Make sure you know your audience and write not for fame or gain but rather to reach the right people who will truly enjoy your gift of writing.

If published traditionally, tell us how you benefited:
Shaman’s Wisdom’s first edition was published by Findhorn Press in 2009 plus many of my books have been published by major publishing houses in many different countries.

Findhorn Press opened the English markets in the USA and the UK for my work.
Can you share one of your marketing successes with us?

‘Shaman’s Wisdom’ eBook lauched in January 2012 reached #1 on amazon.de and amazon.fr under the category of Shamanism in the first week of its launch. It is currently in the top #100 books on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk under the category of Shamanism and Personal Transformation.

How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?
I have received an email from Allbooks Reviews offering their services. I thought to give it a try and applied to have a review created for ‘Shaman’s Wisdom’. I liked the review and the service very much and hence applied for reviews on two other books I have written: ‘From The Heart’ and ‘Deeper Than Words’.

Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?
The cost was an interesting amount to create a book review with a company that I did not know anything about. I have now had three books reviewed by Allbooks and look forward to more.

Self published authors are always seeking for easy ways to market their books so perhaps having a step by step guide on how to market self published books would be a great idea.
Thank you for this interview and best of luck with your book.

If you would like to see your interview here, contact us at: allbooksreview1@aol.com.
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2 Responses to “Allbooks Review May 2012 Newsletter”

  1. The Shamanistic traditions would ever be weighed with due process culturally, legally, and academically ? Shamanistic traditions are suspect as foreign oddities to begin with, but the added fact that they make regular use of psychedelic drugs makes them especially anathema. But then, shamans do not use the word “drug” nor are they encapsulated in a lifestyle of Western stigmas. They do not use “drugs” at all in our sense. In fact, the closet rendering in English to what they are using is “entheogen” which roughly translated means “creating the god within” and they have been doing it for thousands of years without destroying society, without Western values, and with some remarkably positive social results. Irony would have it that eventually Western society would reconsider its positions on ancient traditions beyond which we have thought ourselves to have ” evolved.” Furthermore, that irony is carried into the realm of drugs precisely because these lesser ” backward ” societies have appeared to have found positive uses for psychedelics which our “advanced” society has not and which must serve as a bitter reminder of our failure to do what we do best: profit from nature. The purpose of this report, is to high light changing American trends in the realm of psychedelics. Shamanistic redemption as a form of entheogenic intervention ,also take a look at ayahuasca glimpse 2012 from Goithyja, a great piece of practical knowledge in this subject, helping people to partake with entheogenic substances in a more spiritual way…!

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